Just days after kissing goodbye to the Lib Dem coalition and forming the first all-Tory government since 1992, David Cameron will today announce controversial plans to fast-track new powers to tackle radicalisation that were blocked by Nick Clegg’s party in the last government.
The Prime Minister is expected to set out his intention to include a new counter-extremism bill in his Queen’s Speech later this month as he chairs the first meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) since the Tories’ election victory.
Planned measures include introducing new orders to ban extremist organisations and restrict people who seek to radicalise youngsters.
The proposals will aim to crack down on preachers like Abu Hamza, as well as the sort of radicalisation which led Mohammed Emwazi (AKA ‘JIhadi John’) to join the Islamic State militant group, as well as the murder of Lee Rigby.
American conservatives may need a moment here, after all, we aren’t used to conservatives who have just had decisive electoral victories acting like it when they return to work. This is so fantastical for us that this story is almost like reading a Tolkien novel.
This is very good news because the UK has had a bad case of Creeping Sharia for years now (even worse than we do here). As the post mentions, Cameron’s efforts to push back have been-SHOCKER!-blocked by liberals. Little pockets of “tolerance” have allowed Sharia to usurp the law of the land. No more.
Providing a model that will hopefully one day be adopted here, Cameron is moving quickly while he has momentum.
This Government will conclusively turn the page on this failed approach. As the party of one nation, we will govern as one nation, and bring our country together.
Now if someone could please give Mitch McConnell’s phone number to the prime minister.